Jana Gurasashvili

Research Associate in Genomic Medicine

Jana has worked with the genetic research team at Great Ormond Street Hospital for several years.  Coming from a background in psychiatric nursing she went on to study first psychology and religious studies before gaining a masters in anthropology from University College, London.  She has developed her interest in genetics and genomics and was a recruiter to the 100,000 Genomes Project at GOSH.  Jana is near completion of the MSc in Genetic and Genomic Counselling, Cardiff and her present role is as a social scientist evaluating the return of additional findings to participants in the 100,000 Genomes Project.

“I think this is the most exciting time as genomics becomes part of mainstream NHS care and begins to transform healthcare and people’s lives for the better.  My interest is in how we navigate this new era of genomic medicine, how it will impact people emotionally and socially, and how we can use research to make people’s experience the best it can be.”